CollegeTracks offers our volunteers the unique opportunity to be part of our critical work to help students through the college admission and financial aid processes or as a community college tutor.

CollegeTracks volunteers are critical to our work and they assume various roles within our organization. Being a volunteer is rewarding and requires commitment to students' success and enthusiasm for equity. All volunteers are required to participate in a role-specific training program to ensure they have the tools and resources required to support students.

Required Qualification

  • Believe that all students who graduate from high school deserve the opportunity to go to college or technical school
  • Be friendly, empathetic, and sensitive to cultural differences
  • Have strong interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all student information
  • Feel comfortable advising all students— volunteers are not assigned as mentors to individual students
  • Be willing to ask questions whenever in doubt
  • Have a degree from a two-year or four-year U.S. college or university
  • Complete a fingerprint and criminal background check (cost: $65)
  • Complete the MCPS Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect online course.
  • Attend volunteer training sessions throughout the year

Prospective volunteers are selected as space becomes available.

Volunteer Role Descriptions


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